Contents: First ACAS General Meeting Announcement • ACAS Membership Committee: Call for Membership • ACAS Founding Meeting Summary • ACAS Draft Statement of Principles • Southern Africa and Liberal Interventionism • Notes from the ACAS Newsletter Collective • ACAS Political Action and Education Committee • ACAS Research Committee • Financial Needs of Africanist Activities • Why We Said "No" to A.I.D. • U.S.-Led Negotiations Pose Threats to Freedom in Namibia • New Audio-Visual Materials on Southern Africa • ACAS Finance Committee • ACTION PRIORITIES • The newsletter says action priorities are to Stop U.S. Export-Import Bank Support of Trade with South Africa and to Stop Any U.S. Support for an "Internal Settlement" in Zimbabwe/Rhodesia. The newsletter discusses the African Heritage Studies Association, the United Methodist Center for the U.N. at the Church Center for the U.N., Prof. Edris Makward, Tom Shick, George W. Shepherd, Edward Hawley, Robert Dillingham, James Scarritt, Akbahrali Thobani, the Carter Administration, Joshua Nkomo, Sam Nujoma, Henry Kissinger, NSSM 39, Eisenhower, Kennedy, decolonization, Andrew Young, Walter Mondale, David Owen, the Patriotic Front, SWAPO, Congress, Security Council Resolution 385, banks that are making loans to South Africa, an oil embargo, U.S.-based transnational corporations, advanced technology, military weapons, capital, markets, Southern Africa magazine, the Washington Office on Africa, the Mozambique Education Fund, AID, liberation movements, U.S. corporations, Mobil, Union Carbide, Cessnas, President Carter, the National Security Council, the State Department, Turnhalle, the South West African People's Organization (SWAPO), the Western Contact Group, U.S. policy, the International Court of Justice (ICJ), self-determination, the Front Line States, the Council for Namibia, Soweto, Steven Biko, ZAPU, ZANU, the Export-Import Bank (EXIM), U.S. overt and covert intervention in Angola, NATO, white supremacy in South Africa, underdevelopment, racism, and apartheid.
Used by permission of several co-chairs of the Association of Concerned Africa Scholars.
Collection: Private collection of David Wiley and Christine Root